It has been a mighty interesting couple of weeks. Today I received the hot-off-the-press copy of SONNET OF THE SPHINX. Ohmigod it's in print!!!
Really, I'm too old a hand to be excited by this...BUT I AM!!!
Meanwhile the much-anticipated review from Publisher's Weekly was quite a disappointment. It wasn't a bad review, just...confused. To start with, they listed SOS as following HIGH RHYMES AND MISDEMEANORS. Jeez. Not the sort of mistake one expects from PW. Then they actually made a plot error. Gosh, did this guy even read the book?
But the very next day I learned that RT -- Romantic Times, that is--chose it as one of their TOP PICKS. 4 and 1/2 star review--color picture. Woohoooo!
Meanwhile, the Curse of the Mummy Contest continues. Contest #4 by all accounts was the very easiest so far. Mr. Thrilling is still promising to do a set of questions for me, but I've got him so busy doing bookmarks and ads that he really doesn't have much spare time.
Anyway, these are the questions and answers (in all caps) to Contest #4. Good luck to those of you scratching your heads over contest #5.
#1Which pairing below is NOT a husband and wife sleuthing team?
a- Jeff and Haila Troy
b- Nick and Nora Charles
c-BERT AND NAN BOBBSEY
d-Pat and Jean Abbott
#2 Vintage crime writer Leslie Ford is best known for the Grace Latham and Colonel Primrose mystery series. But she also wrote an earlier series—this one set in Britain—under which pen name?
#3 Name San Francisco Police Commissioner Mac and his wife Sally MacMillan’s idiosyncratic housekeeper:
#4 Which of the following novels is by Cornell Woolrich?
a-THE BLACK ALIBI
b-The Black Rustle
c-The Black Shrouds
d-The Black Honeymoon
#5 Who won the 2004 Edgar for Best Short Story?
a-Laurie Lynn Drummond
b-G. MIKI HAYDEN
d-Katherine Hall Page
#6 Nancy Drew’s dog was named:
#7 Who of the following was NOT one of Agatha Christie’s sleuthing duos:
a-Tommy and Tuppence
b-Poirot and Hastings
c-Mr. Satterthwaite and Mr. Quin
d-MRS. BRADLEY AND INSPECTOR CHRISTMAS
#8 Raymond Chandler’s final novel Poodle Springs was completed by crime writer:
b-Robert B. Parker
d-John D. MacDonald
#9 At the end of the The Maltese Falcon, the falcon is:
a-returned to its rightful owner
b-broken in a scuffle
c-traded for valuable letters of transport
#10 Which coveted mystery award is a teapot?
d- The Thrillie